Christmas Gift Guides – Decking The Halls


Deck the halls with boughs of holly,

fa la la la la, la la la la

One of the fun things about Christmas is the ability to decorate our houses and fully embrace the insanity that is the festive season.  Whether you like to go crazy or take a more modest approach, we have been searching for great products to help you along the way.

Baubles filled with Chocolate! 

126g CDM Oreo BaubleThis year you can hang, not just individually wrapped chocolate or coins on your tree, but now you can pop a bauble filled with delicious dairy milk creations too.

New for 2015 from Cadbury, the super sized baubles come in two flavours and each are as delectable as the other, there is sure to be one that takes your fancy. 

Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Bauble

The lovely balls of Dairy Milk are filled with a vanilla cream and crunchy biscuit pieces, giving you the wonderful flavour of Oreo cookies combined with the spectacular creamy Dairy Milk.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Snow Bites Bauble

Snow Bites are Dairy Milk chocolate balls wrapped in a crispy sugar shell and then dusted with icing sugar for that perfect snowy look! 

Both are available from £4.99

Lip Smacker Christmas Ornament Gift Sets

This Christmas make sure that the beauty lover in your life has a decoration on the tree with a little difference.  How about a bauble that is filled with four fabulous Lip Smacker flavoured lip balms!  Of course being Lip Smacker they aren’t just your ordinary lip balm flavours, oh no, they are super yummy and sure to please everyone.

Chose from the Coca Cola Collection that features Coca Cola, Sprite, Vanilla Coca Cola and Fanta flavours or maybe the Best Flavour Forever Collection would be more fitting with flavour such as Cocoa Snowflake Holiday Punch, Caramel Cider and Peppermint Frappe.  Of course you could also pick the spectacularly wintry set that has a Frozen theme or the wonderful Chupa Chups which include  Raspberry, Vanilla, Strawberry Cream and Apple.

Whichever you decide to pick up for your tree, you wont be disappointed!  Available from Claire’s Accessories for just £6.99 each 

Wrap.Me ChristmasOf course decorating our homes at Christmas is not limited to tree decorations or even ones we put on the wall.  A big part of how our room gains atmosphere this time of year, is in no small part to the present wrapped under the tree.

A really different way to approach wrapping your gifts this year is to use the service to create unique, individual festive wrapping paper using your very own images from social media! 

Our only advice is to make sure you pick images that are the same size, other than that go crazy and start creating wrapping paper from as little as £4.99.  

Chocolate Coins

Thought to harp back to Biblical times, Saint Nicholas to be precise, the tradition of giving chocolate coins stems from Saint Nicholas giving coins to children.  It is said he was so shy that one day he climbed upon a roof and poured coins down the chimney, they in turn fell and some landed in stockings that a child had hung at the fireplace to dry.

We, of course, love to put chocolate coins on the tree and in stockings every year.  You can pick up some delicious milk chocolate coins from Whittard of Chelsea, presented in a lovely golden gift bag, to add a touch of luxury.

Dower & Hall

Dower & Hall - Christmas Tree Charm - £15Dower & Hall are known for the exclusive limited edition Christmas tree charm that release each year and with only 500 made per year, they are always in high demand.

This year Dower & Hall have announced this stunning silver plated charm, The Christmas Tree, for 2015.  Hand carved into the shape of a tradition tree, it is engraved with the words ‘We wish you a MERRY Christmas’ and is suspended from a teal ribbon featuring ‘Dower & Hall’.  This would be a fabulous addition to any tree, adding a touch of sophistication.

The Christmas Tree will only be available throughout December to customer of Dower & Hall, in fact if you make a purchase over £100, the celebrate this wonderful season of giving, you will receive one of these.  Of course they are only available while sticks last.

They are also available to by for £15, from Dower & Hall as of the 1st December 2015.


Snowmen 2Christmas is not Christmas without some festive cards hanging on the wall.  We all love to send cards to loved ones and acquaintances, it is a way to let people know you car and are thinking of them during the holiday season.  Of course picking out a card for those nearest and dearest can be a little more difficult than just picking up a box of Christmas Cards at the supermarket.

Cardology are a company that make unique, funky and unusal cards for all occasions, but have just launched their Christmas Collection.  Fantastically original pop up cards could be just what you are after for that special person in your life this year, from snowmen, snowflakes and bells, to trees, Santa and much, much more.

Available at Cardology from $4.50 


Personalised-wooden-Christmas-card-decoration-mistletoe-MLM250 HRChristmas now gives us every opportunity to completely personalise our experience of the festive season. From what we hang on the tree, to how we wrap ours gifts, but there are a few more ideas that we have uncovered for you, from a wonderful company called creategiftlove.  

We can’t go through everything this amazing company produces, so we picked two of our favourites to share.  Everything is made incredibly, from wood – Christmas cards, coasters, plaques, jewellery, jigsaws and more.  They are stunning, unusual and striking presents, ones that will stand out from the crowd and they can all be personalised.


Christmas Card Decoration £10

Personalised-wood-stag-head-flag-MLM256 HRMade from beautiful maple wood, this Christmas card has a cut out in the centre that doubles as a tree decoration.  It is a clever idea that is completely different to anything else we have seen, it even comes with a little stand to place it on your mantelpiece.

Personalised Wood Stag Head Flag

Why not give a decoration that can hang every Christmas with pride on the recipients wall?  Made from gorgeous walnut wood the Wood Stage Head Flag features a wonderfully elegant stags head cut out and can be personalised with the name of your choice.

A fabulous range of high quality, exciting an unusual gifts, be sure to check out creategiftlove online! 

About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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